Prominent Dem Mayor Arrested By FBI In Massive Corruption Probe

Another day, another crooked Democrat politician who is in the news for all the wrong reasons as another mayor has been nailed for corruption.

Federal agents descended on the home of Muncie, Indiana Mayor Dennis Tyler who was targeted in a public corruption probe and frog-marched the accused perp off in handcuffs.

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Mayor Tyler who was indicted by a grand jury last week now faces charges for the theft of public funds or as the feds describe it, “steering lucrative excavation work to a local contractor.”

After being hauled off by the FBI, Mayor Tyler was released after entering a not guilty plea at his hearing but could face up to ten years in prison if convicted.

Via Indianapolis Fox affiliate FOX 59, “FBI arrests Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler on theft of government funds charge”:

FBI agents arrested Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler at his home Monday morning on a federal corruption charge.

Tyler’s indictment document shows he faces one count of theft of government funds. He’s accused of accepting $5,000 from Tracy Barton, the former superintendent of Sewer Maintenance and Engineering for the Muncie Sanitary district, for using his influence for the purpose of awarding contracts. The business that ended up getting the contract wasn’t named.

If convicted, he could face 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Tyler, 76, had his initial court appearance Monday afternoon. He was released on undisclosed conditions until the next hearing in two weeks. An automatic not guilty plea was entered.

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Tyler is the second Democrat mayor from Indiana to find himself in the headlines this month, Ron Meer of Michigan City was charged with multiple counts after he went to war with his own police department after his stepson was busted for drugs.

Meer went on to lose his reelection and the future isn’t looking very good for Mayor Tyler either.

The investigation is ongoing so there is the possibility that Tyler could be hit with additional corruption charges.

The Democrats are like an organized crime family but these two bozos slipped up before they could get to the big leagues in the halls of Congress.

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